Fennel and Bean Ham-Bone Soup

Low-cal and low-fat

Fennel and Bean Ham-Bone Soup

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 1

    pound dried Great Northern beans

  • 1

    1 - 1½ - pound meaty ham bone or 1 to 1½ pounds meaty smoked pork hocks

  • 2

    tablespoons butter

  • ½

    teaspoon salt

  • ½

    teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2

    medium fennel bulbs, trimmed, cored and cut into thin wedges

  • 4

    medium thinly sliced carrot

  • 2

    cups fresh green beans, trimmed and halved crosswise, or frozen cut green beans

  • 2

    tablespoons snipped fresh oregano and/or thyme

  • 2

    tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions

Rinse dried beans. In a large pot, combine beans and 8 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. (Or place beans in water in pot. Let soak, covered, in a cool place for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.) Drain and rinse beans; set aside. In the same pot, brown ham bone on all sides in hot butter over medium heat. Stir in soaked beans, salt, pepper and 8 cups fresh water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 11/2 hours or until beans are tender, adding fennel, carrot and green beans for the last 30 minutes of cooking. When beans and vegetables are tender, remove ham bone. When cool enough to handle, cut meat off bones. Coarsely chop meat and return to soup pot, along with the oregano; heat through. Remove from heat. Stir in vinegar just before serving. Nutrition Facts (Fennel and Bean Ham-Bone Soup) Servings Per Recipe 8, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, cal. (kcal) 264, sodium (mg) 269, chol. (mg) 20, Potassium (mg) 1331, Fat, total (g) 6, calcium (mg) 174, carb. (g) 39, Niacin (mg) 2, sat. fat (g) 3, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 220, iron (mg) 6, vit. C (mg) 13, vit. A (IU) 5469, Riboflavin (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, Monosaturated fat (g) 2, fiber (g) 11, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, pro. (g) 16, sugar (g) 4


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